Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Sounds Of The Soul

And a man said, Speak to us of self-knowledge. And he answered saying:

Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and nights. But your ears thirst for the sound of your heart’s knowledge. You would know in words that which you have always known in thought. You would touch with your fingers the naked body of your dreams.

Kahlil Gibran is third on the list of best-selling poets of all time. The only two poets in front of him are Shakespeare and Lao Tzu. We all know a little about self-knowledge. What we know of self-knowledge is crammed into us in school or in church. Beneath all that ruble lies our true self-knowledge. Most of us search for it all our lives. We try to find it in others, in work, in church and in family, but it eludes us for the most part.

The secret of days and nights is locked in our subconscious thoughts, and those thoughts sit there waiting to be heard. Our imagination is overflowing with this knowledge, and our dreams try to force this innate knowing into our reality, but our beliefs are powerful guards for the ego. We don’t want to know what we know in this reality. We want to know what we don’t know, so we can experience it. The nature of being human blocks the sounds of the soul, so the off-beat music of our ego can synchronize from the contrast.

No comments: